SMIC E-Bulletin-May 23, 2021
Pentecost Sunday; May 23, 2021
From Father Carlos...
Dear friends at Saint Mary’s Immaculate Conception and Saint Frances Cabrini parishes,
This Sunday, the Church Universal celebrates the Solemnity of Pentecost. We celebrate the day that the Holy Spirit came upon the disciples and the Church.
“When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together. And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were. Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them” (Acts 2: 1-3.)
When we recite the creed, we profess our faith in the Holy Spirit as the “Lord and giver of life.” It was by the power of the Holy Spirit that the Blessed Virgin Mary conceived the author of life, Jesus, in her womb (cf. Luke 1:35.) It was by the power of the Holy Spirit that the Father raised his Son Jesus from death (cf. Romans 8:11.) It is by the power of the Holy Spirit that the bread and wine offered at Mass are transformed into the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of the Lord. As we celebrate the solemnity of Pentecost, we ask the Holy Spirit that with this same power he may come upon his Church and fill her with renewed life, strength and vigor.
In these times, we have witnessed with pain how many of our brothers and sisters have stopped coming to Church while having the ability, possibility and availability to come. This Pentecost we ask the Holy Spirit that, with his power, he may draw back to himself and his Church those who have grown cold in the practice of the Faith. The Holy Spirit’s power overcame the chaos in the beginning before the creation of the world (cf. Genesis 1:2.) The Holy Spirit’s power also overcame death itself in the resurrection of the Lord. Now, we ask the same Spirit to come upon us and “pour [his] dew [on our dryness]; wash the stains of guilt away: bend the stubborn heart and will; melt the frozen, warm the chill [and] guide the steps that go astray,” as the sequence for Pentecost prays.
The Eucharistic Prayer III (one of the prayers recited by the priest before the consecration of the bread and wine) beautifully summarizes our prayer to the Holy Spirit this Pentecost for a return to Mass and the celebration of the Sacraments of those who have grown cold in the practice of the faith especially this past year. The Eucharistic prayer says: “[O God,] by the power and working of the Holy Spirit, you give life to all things and make them holy, and you never cease to gather a people to yourself, so that from the rising of the sun to its setting, a pure sacrifice may be offered to your name.” May he draw to the table of the Eucharist sacrifice all “his children scattered throughout the world” so that, together, we may truly become “one body, one spirit in Christ.”
On Monday after Pentecost, the Church also celebrates the feast of Mary, Mother of the Church. To our blessed Mother we also raise our cry that she may “turn [her] eyes of mercy towards us and [...] show unto us the blessed fruit of [her] womb Jesus.” May her intercession obtain for us the promises of Christ who said, “come to me… and you will find rest.”
Readings for the Week of May 23, 2021
Acts 2:1-11/Ps 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34 [cf. 30]/1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13
Monday: Gn 3:9-15, 20 or Acts 1:12-14/Ps 87:1-2, 3 and 5, 6-7/Jn 19:25-34
Tuesday: Sir 35:1-12/Ps 50:5-6, 7-8, 14 and 23 [23b]/Mk 10:28-31
Wednesday: Sir 36:1, 4-5a, 10-17/Ps 79:8, 9, 11 and 13 [Sir 36:1b]/Mk 10:32-45
Thursday: Sir 42:15-25/Ps 33:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 [6a]/Mk 10:46-52
Friday: Sir 44:1, 9-13/Ps 149:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6a and 9b [cf. 4a]/Mk 11:11-26
Saturday: Sir 51:12cd-20/Ps 19:8, 9, 19, 11 [9ab]/Mk 11:27-33
Next Sunday: Dt 4:32-34, 39-40/Ps 33:4-5, 6, 9, 18-19, 20, 22 [12b]/Rom 8:14-17/Mt 28:16-20
The parishes are praying together in
for an increase in Mass attendance.
We will join in prayer from June 6
through July 1
We invite everyone to pray a daily prayer that is posted on our websites and offer up some type of food or drink as an act of fasting for this intention.
We will also host a Morning of Adoration on Friday, June 11
at Saint Mary’s Church from 7am-noon.
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SFC OFFICES CLOSED
Please note that the SFC Parish Offices will be closed on Wednesday May 26
because of some repairs to the building.
The 8am Mass will occur as scheduled.
Goal: $29,876 Raised: $18,714 Needed: $11,162
148 households contributing out of 897 households
SAINTS IN TRAINING & THE WAY-2021
Summer opportunities for our youth!
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Registration is available for Catholic Formation 2021-2022 now!
High School Mission Camps 2021 – Save the Date
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June 21-25, hosted by St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception
& July 12-16, hosted by Holy Angels
Nominations for the position of Trustee-Secretary of the Corporation of Saint Mary’s Immaculate Conception Congregation are currently being accepted. Applications must be submitted to the Parish Office by Tuesday May 25, 2021 at 12:00pm.
Details can be found here.....
Wednesday, June 2 at 6:30 pm
Saint Frances Cabrini Church
Contact Julie Braun to register:
The 4:30pm Mass will remain a mask-only Mass through the end of May. Saturday, May 29
th of Memorial Weekend will be the final mask-only 4:30pm Mass.
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DIGITAL FORMATION OPPORTUNITY COMING THIS SUMMER.
The 10-day pilgrimage to Germany & Switzerland with Father Nathan has been rescheduled to September of 2022. There are some open spots.
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SFC SCHOOL OPENINGS
School/Early Learning Center Administrative Assistant & Communications Coordinator
10-12 hours/week during the school year
LITTLE SAINTS OPENINGS
Full Time, Monday-Friday
Full-Time, Hours will vary. Monday through Friday
Part-time, hours are 2:30pm to 5:00 or 6:00 pm. Monday through Friday
Hours 2:30pm to 6:00pm Monday through Friday
We are excited to participate in the Catholic Community Foundation's
"Power of a Wish" program.
Do you have an "out of the ordinary" idea that you think would be great for our parish if we just had $20,000 to make it happen? This is our chance to win one of five special awards of $20,000 sponsored by CCF.
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MARY, QUEEN OF ANGELS ADORATION CHAPEL
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VOCATIONS CAMPS AT THE SEMINARY THIS SUMMER
High School Vocation Camp
(June 20th, 6 p.m. through Wednesday, June 23rd at Noon at the Seminary)
Middle School Vocation Day Camps.
Saturday, June 19th
Thursday, July 22nd
Tuesday, August 10th
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Normal Mass Schedule
Sundays: 7:30am, 9:30am
Monday through Friday: 6:15am
Normal Confessions and Adoration
Thursdays from 5:30pm-6:30pm
Normal Parish Office Hours
Monday through Friday
on Sunday, May 23 at 1:00PM